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Senior Product Development Specialist, Toys & Seasonal


San Bruno, CA 94066
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931049BRReq ID:931049BRCompany Summary:Walmart Global eCommerce is comprised of, VUDU,, and our technical powerhouse @WalmartLabs. Here, innovators incubate next gen e-commerce solutions in real-time. We integrate online, physical, and mobile shopping experiences for billions of customers around the globe. How do we do it? We continuously build and invest in new technology including open source tools and big data innovations. Data scientists, front and back-end engineers, product managers, and web and UX/UI teams collaborate alongside e-commerce experts to envision, prototype, and bring revolutionary ideas to life in a dynamic, flexible and fun work culture.Job Title:Senior Product Development Specialist, Toys & SeasonalPosition Summary:We are looking for an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic Senior Product Development Specialist to join our growing team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about product and trend and who is ready to offer recommendations to grow our brands! This position will play a meaningful role in the development of private branded product on The Sr. Specialist will own and manage the product development process for their own category, while simultaneously supporting the product development manager with the execution of the post commitment process. In addition to this core function, the product specialist will manage the sample receipt and approvals, competitive assessments, development presentations, Item Development Matrix creation, and build relationships with suppliers.

The ideal candidate will have product development and/or merchandising experience. You should be very detail-orientated and organized and have the ability to manage different timelines at once. You should also be able to work cross-functionally with various members of the team and supplier base. You should be a highly motivated self-starter with a desire to learn and grow in the position.City:SAN BRUNOState:CAPosition Description:Essential Functions

Works independently; manages projects in business area or category from strategy through execution

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, retail or service activities within own business area or category

Maintains specialized knowledge of the company, processes, industry and customers

Leads a range of assignments related to business area or category

Solves complex problems; uses analytical and deductive thinking and exercises judgement to create solutions

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of consumer product development objectives

Ensures completion of assigned product development activities (e.g., stakeholder identification, product definition, scope, boundaries, targets and timeline) in the roadmap and monitors against KPIs

Identifies and elevates issues to consumer product manager that may affect product timelines for the category or business area and recommends potential solutions

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of product development strategy and independently executes product development plans

Suggests additional development opportunities for the product development forecast based on product and category knowledge and interaction with category specialists, suppliers, and related team members

Performs product research and coordinates with category and related teams to analyze performance and product features within a category or business area

Identifies industry trends by examining product and sales data for a category or business area to measure impact of existing features and potential areas for improvement

Coordinates with category and marketing teams to gather information, data and requirements

Collaborates with cross-functional team members in own category or business area (i.e., Marketing, Merchandising, Consumer Insights, Creative Resources) to assist with the execution of product development plans

Effectively communicates consumer product requirements for the category to business partners and suppliers

Coaches/mentors and supports training for less experienced team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance

Physical Activities

Enters and locates information on computer.

Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.

Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.

Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.

Visually verifies information, often in small print.

Reads information, often in small print.

Sample assembly may be required at timesMinimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree

3 - 5 years of relevant experienceAdditional Preferred Qualifications:Intermediate Level in Microsoft Office

Experience in Ecommerce preferred

Subject matter expertise in category preferred, but not requiredCategory:Product Management - Merchandising Division:Walmart.comDivision Summary:The team is here to provide amazing digital and physical experiences for our customers with seamless access to products and services they want. Marketplace allows us to present an even wider array of vendor products on and beyond. Behind the scenes, e-commerce experts are focused on category growth, program management, business development, and seller onboarding. We continuously strive to deliver incredible selection, ease, and e-commerce innovation to customers.Employment Type:Full TimeRequisition Template:eCommerce Department Summary:No two days are the same for the Merchandising team. Its exciting and things change rapidly, except one component: were always 100% customer-centric! With instant access to products, services and information online, customers expect choice, ease, and personalization. Innovation and leading edge technology enables our team to analyze deep customer insights and market data at scale. Our team of strategists, site merchants, buyers, creative types, UI designers (and more) collaborate together, utilizing big data innovations and analytics to enhance omnichannel experiences for our customers.
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